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Delivering the Budget

Delivering the Budget

Minister of Finance Michael Cullen makes the annual Budget speech in May 2005. The Budget speech (and the debate that follows) is the main event of the parliamentary year. It sets out the government's finances for the year past, its estimates for the year to come, and its economic policies and strategies.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - The business of government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015